The forgotten children in Australian detention centres before 2005

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Title The forgotten children in Australian detention centres before 2005
Author Garvis, Susie; Austin, Lindy
Journal Name Australian Journal of Early Childhood
Year Published 2009
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Early Childhood Australia
Abstract According to Archbishop Desmond M. Tutu it is the politicians who ultimately offer what people want, especially where children's rights are respected and protected. Articles 28 and 29 of the UN "Convention on the Rights of the Child" recognise the rights of children to education. Many people residing in Australia, and abroad, assume that all young Australian children's rights are respected and protected. However, there has been one identified group of young children, residing in Australia, whose rights have not been respected and protected. These young children were held in Australian detention centres. It was only after public pressure in July 2005 that all children and families were released from Australian detention centres. This paper focuses mainly on the lack of educational provisions for this identified population.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2009 Early Childhood Australia. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 32
Issue Number 1
Page from 19
Page to 23
ISSN 0312-5033
Date Accessioned 2009-12-09
Language en_US
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Early Childhood Education (excl Maori)
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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